Stage 4 of the Entrepreneur’s Journey is where you work to leverage and let go so you remove yourself from your business. To me, this is one of the most exciting stages in the journey. So far you have built a business, a product line, a customer base and relationships with employees, partners, vendors, supporters,… Continue reading Leveraging and Letting Go – Stage 4 of the Entrepreneur’s Journey
Author: Carol Wain
As an entrepreneur, Carol Wain has created a number of brands which focus on integrating engagement, sustainability, and both personal and business performance.
She works with individuals in leadership and management roles and with aspiring entrepreneurs who wish to leverage the power of business to create positive change.
Carol is also an author, speaker, trusted advisor, and mentor who was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003.
Getting By — Stage 3 in the Entrepreneur’s Journey
Stage 3 of the Entrepreneur’s Journey is when we finally get to say “Whew, I’m so glad this worked!” We’ve come a long way — we’ve likely pivoted a few times already. Our strategy may have changed. Our products and services may have changed. We may have decided to temporarily or permanently back-burner some… Continue reading Getting By — Stage 3 in the Entrepreneur’s Journey
We Lost a Friend, Husband, Father, Grandfather and Marketing Legend — Jay Conrad Levinson
Yesterday, on October 10th, 2013, the world lost an incredible man — friend, husband, father, grandfather, mentor and marketing legend – Jay Conrad Levinson. Jay was the Father of Guerrilla Marketing and author of many books which sold millions of copies world-wide. He was also part of the creative teams that made household names of… Continue reading We Lost a Friend, Husband, Father, Grandfather and Marketing Legend — Jay Conrad Levinson
Sink or Swim – Stage 2 of the Entrepreneur’s Journey
Sometime during the second year of the entrepreneur’s journey reality is beginning to set-in for the majority of us — and quite often we say to ourselves “This isn’t quite as easy as I thought.” It sucks working sooooo hard every day and not seeing the results we expected. We look at our business… Continue reading Sink or Swim – Stage 2 of the Entrepreneur’s Journey
Buying a Job – Stage 1 of the Entrepreneur’s Journey
When we first take the leap to become self employed, we often have a vision that we’re going to change our lives and the world, yet the reality for most of us is that we’re buying a job (and one that may not pay nearly as much as being an employee would!) We have high hopes… Continue reading Buying a Job – Stage 1 of the Entrepreneur’s Journey
Business Alignment Critical For Success
If you’ve ever driven a car with a bit of a pull or wobble you know you’ll get where you are going but it’s not necessarily going to be as easy as when the wheels are in alignment. You’ll be more stressed and tired as you continuously adjust for the pull while you wear out… Continue reading Business Alignment Critical For Success
1% of Wanna-Be Authors Ever Write and Publish Their Book
When I wrote my Guerrilla Tourism Marketing book and published it on 12-12-12 it was an amazing day for me!!! I had no idea that >80% of Americans would love to write a book and yet only 1% ever do. (Many thanks to Michelle Holmes for sharing that with me.) Even though I’m both Canadian… Continue reading 1% of Wanna-Be Authors Ever Write and Publish Their Book